Get out and Vote May 5th

Meet Thomas L. Mercer, Sr

A Vested Interest in Chesapeake's Success.

Tom Mercer brings his experience and passion for education to the city of Chesapeake. He served on the Chesapeake School Board for the last  24 years, including four yas vice chair. Tom has lived in Chesapeake most of his life. He and his wife Susan, have four children who have graduated from Chesapeake Public Schools.  He has two grandchildren, one of which attends Chesapeake Public Schools.  


Toms Experience



  • School Board Member since 1996
  • Former Chair and Vice-Chair of Chesapeake School Board
  • B.A., Barton College, Wilson, N.C.,
  • M.Div., The Divinity School at Duke University
  • Pastor, St. Paul's United Methodist 
  • Delegate to the Virginia School Board Delegate Assembly
  • Chair and Chesapeake representative  Chesapeake Representative, Southeastern Cooperaitive Education Program (SECEP)
  • Member, Board of Advisors, Great Bridge Battlefield and Waterways History Foundation (GBB & WHF)